Parliament winter session in December: Ananth Kumar

RSTV Bureau

The government will call the winter session of Parliament in December and its dates will be announced soon, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said while citing precedents during the UPA rule to reject the Congress’ allegations of “delay”.

File Photo of Ananth Kumar,  Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals & Fertilisers.

File Photo of Ananth Kumar, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals & Fertilisers.

Kumar said that the opposition party is suffering from “selective amnesia” as during the Congress-led UPA rule, the winter session was held in December in 2008 and 2013.

“Usually, care is taken not to overlap the parliament session with assembly elections. It has been done so in the past also,” Ananth Kumar said.

His comments come at a time when the opposition on Monday asked the government to announce parliament session dates.

Winter session is traditionally convened in the third week of November and lasts until the third week of December.

“The writing on the wall is loud and clear that the Congress will lose both Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly polls and now out of frustration, it is making such wild accusations,” Kumar said, adding the Congress speaking about democracy considering its past history is paradoxical.

Asserting that Modi government is committed to parliamentary democracy, Kumar said, “The winter session will be held in the month of December and dates will be announced soon.”